An award winning care home has opened a floor in its building specifically for people living with dementia to mark Dementia Action Week (May 20-26).
The specialist wing, at Kings Lodge in Camberley, Surrey was officially opened by Surrey Heath Mayor Cllr Robin Perry, Mike Adams of Octopus Healthcare and the chairman of Aura Care Living, the group that run Kings Lodge, and manager – Mrs Shawndell Barker.
The specialist dementia floor incorporates many of the Sterling Design Principles for dementia care with a ‘Memory Lane’ featuring a succession of pictures from the past, including bright colourful images of old shops, running all the way through its main corridor and access area.
“Memory Lane is an idea we have come up with through research into the disease and how it affects the sufferer,” explained Aura Care Living CEO Linda Lloyd.
“We believe that we are providing something different in care by focusing on dementia as it is becoming the country’s biggest killer. I was delighted that the new mayor and Mike Adams were onsite to open the floor.
“I want to thank Kings Lodge’s newly appointed manager Shawndell who is a qualified RGN as well as all of the fantastic work the care staff and residents have done to make it so special.”